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The Air I Breathe

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.

R In Theaters 01/25/2008 , 97min.
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Critic score based on 9 reviews

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July 27, 2008
It is sort of like Crash, except without all of the real-world relevance and brilliant writing that made Crash so great. The actors were good in the roles written for them; but the story-line, in its attempts to be so forcibly poignant, fails to live up to its premise and leaves the viewer thinking "What was the point of that?"
July 24, 2008
Too much gratuitous violence for me - very gory bloody scenes. I expected a lot more in terms of plot and story line from an all star cast and I was disappointed.
May 22, 2008
In a way it was like Crash, but so much more blood. I loved Emile Hirsch in it of course. He was so funny. He cracked me up in every part he was in. I loved to see Brendan Faser play a roll like that. Everyone did such a great part in the movie. It had a good plot goin on; the way it all tied in together like that. I would surely watch it again!

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Village Voice
The destiny-versus- responsibility hand-wringing is Philosophy 101, the camera angles straight out of film school, and the pacing strictly music-video. Plus, the ta-da! twist ending is foreshadowed roughly 20 minutes into the action, for those still interested. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
A stew of cheap irony, ponderous but meaningless allegory, violence and pretension, the movie is all borrowed style and calculated pandering. It does, however, get more ludicrous by the minute. So in that sense, it's good for an occasional laugh. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Each story has its moments, but "Air" lacks an overarching vision. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
A top-notch varied group of actors, no doubt attracted by the colorfulness of their roles, has been assembled, but their hardworking efforts are ultimately done in by the supremely pretentious nature of the material. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
The source for Jieho Lee's The Air I Breathe is an ancient Chinese proverb about the four cornerstones of emotion - love, pleasure, happiness and sorrow. But Lee and co-writer Bob DeRosa went 0-4 with their convoluted screenplay, making me thankful they didn't try to adapt the Seven Deadly Sins. Full Review

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